The case dates back to August 2011, when Kadir Khan, a Malad resident, bought the water filter worth Rs1,000. In his complaint, Khan said since the filter was a faulty one, he couldn’t use it. He tried to get in touch with the company a number of times, but the company failed to respond. Aggrieved with the company’s attitude, Khan filed a complaint against HUL with the consumer forum in December 2011.
In its reply, HUL claimed that they had deployed personnel to attend to the complainant’s problem a number of times, but as the personnel couldn’t find anyone at the complainant’s home.
The forum added that since HUL had circulated a faulty piece in the market for sale, a compensation of Rs. 5,000 would have to be awarded to the complainant, apart from replacement of the faulty appliance with a new filter.
Pranali Lotlikar @plotlikar
Published Date: Nov 09, 2013